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JSA DC Trip

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Thursday, February 20, for most MHS students was a normal school day, but for a select group of students it was the start of an unforgettable experience. Fourteen members of Junior State of America attended the Texas and Mid-Atlantic Winter Congress in Washington D.C. Their day had an early start with the departure from the high school at 4:15 a.m. and arrival to the airport around 4:30-4:45 a.m. Once the group made it through security they sat in a large group playing Cards Against Humanity waiting to board their 6:40 a.m. flight.
“The flight this year was better [than the 14 hour bus ride last year] because we weren’t as exhausted as the previous year. We were more prepared for the Gilly Death March. It was also nice to know exactly what time we would arrive and could plan accordingly, plus flying is fun,” junior Blake Ross said. Once in D.C. it was go, go, go. They took the metro to the hotel they’d be staying at dropped of their luggage and suitcases. The members then travelled to Pen…

Spotlighter Invitational Recap

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The Spotlighter Invitational took place on Saturday, February 22. It was a full day event consisting of 24 school show choirs performing in a competition.   North Central Counterpoints won the Invitational, but the Spotlighters were more excited about the rooms they decorated on Community Night.   Everyone from the Spotlighters and Madrigals got to choose a group to be in, the school they wanted to host, as well as their theme. The themed rooms that won were Camping, Castle, and Theater.   The Camping room was decorated by Morganne Belton, Jackie Harris, Alivia Duerlinger, and Tara Davis. They decorated Mrs. Pearison’s room for Bishop Luers’ show choir, The Minstrels.   The Castle room was decorated by Zach Hall, Joe Siefker, Craig McKinney, Brendan Rollin, and Shane Hart. They decorated Mr. Hurt’s room for North Central’s show choir, Counterpoints.   The Theater room was decorated by Ellie Morgan, Sarah Novicki, Cat Deal, and Sam Vedder. They decorated Mr. Neese’s room for Ronc…

Levi Jennings Qualifies for Diving State Finals

Senior Levi Jennings finished 4th at the Diving Regional and qualified for the State Finals. Levi is the first ever from MHS to qualify for state. Be sure to congratulate Levi on his excellent performance.

Accuplacer Apperhension: Juniors and Sophomores to Take the Accuplacer Test in March

by Brett Hoffman Starting this year, sophomores and juniors will be required to take an accuplacer test to assess their readiness for college.   Most accuplacer tests are used by colleges to determine whether a student will get into a certain class. The accuplacer test take by MHS students however will give a diagnosis on how prepared a student is for college and ACTs/SATs.    Juniors who have a PSAT score lower than 46 and sophomores with a score lower than 42 will be required to take the test. Also, students in either grade who have failed an ECA multiple times will be required to take the accuplacer.    The accuplacer is now required by Indiana law to be issued to juniors and sophomores. The test will be taken between the last week of February and the first week of March.   Juniors will test during their English classes and sophomores will test during their history classes. Each test is 40 questions long and is untimed.   “We are excited for the data these tests will provi…

Spotlighter Invitational

by Jade Broer The Spotlighter Invitational is back again.   The Spotlighter Invitational has been around since 1993 and was started by director Elaine Moebius as well as the 1993 Spotlighters. It’s the day where Mooresville’s Spotlighters host their own competition.    Each year the Spotlighters have their own competition for their invitation, to decorate the best room they can. they compete with Finesse and Madrigals for the best room. In total there are 24 rooms to decorate. Each room has a group of students assigned to it where they get to decide how to decorate it. at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Mr. Jason Damron will judge the rooms and pick the best two. Those winners will get taken out to dinner with Mr. Damron.   “It’s really cool for our students to be a part of it [the Spotlighter Invitational]. It’s good for other schools to see how we do things and even community members to see what kind of event we can host. It makes a good impression on the community and other scho…

Vanishing Vending Machines: Are MHS's Vending Machines Here to Stay?

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by Jade Broer and Michele Kidd   Rumors have been going around lately that the vending machines are being taken out. They were completely bare without any snacks. But there was a reason as to why they were bare.   The company that stocks the vending machines, Canteen, took over a new company and have been basically starting from scratch. The people who originally filled MHS’ vending machines have been replaced, making the normal routes delayed.   So there is no need to worry about the vending machines disappearing, they’re here to stay. But they are only for use at lunch.   “The vending machines are only supposed to be used at lunch time,” Mrs. Dawn Blake said.

Meet the New Superintendent

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by Brett Hoffman The MHS Pulse staff recently had the privilege to sit down and talk with Mooresville School Corporation’s new superintendent, Mr. David Marcotte. Marcotte has been involved with multiple school systems throughout his career. “I love being in education and I’m very passionate about it,” Marcotte said. Marcotte started his career in the school system as the band director for Decatur Central. From there he obtained principal jobs at both Danville and Ben Davis schools. Before coming to Mooreville, Marcotte was the Chief Personnel Officer for Wayne Township Schools. “With Mooresville, there is a connected community,” Marcotte said. “There’s a nice town feeling and a strong community connection not found in Marion County, and I like that.” When Marcotte saw the listing for a position as Superintendent at Mooresville, he was instantly interested. “Mooresville was exactly what I was looking for,” Marcotte said. Marcotte is very excited to get to know th…

EARLY RELEASE

Due to an incoming winter storm, MHS will be releasing at 12:30. According to WTHR, the Indianapolis area is expected to receive between one and three inches of ice and snow. Check out the adjusted schedule below and stay safe and warm.

4th period- 10:10-10:30 6th period- 10:35-10:56 7th period- 11:01-11:22 5th period A lunch 11:22-11:52                  B lunch 11:52-12:22                  Return to class 12:27-12:34